The ride back into Moscow took a little less than 2 hrs (better than yesterday). I was able to take a few shots of sites from the car. Tanya also took me to a beautiful cathedral called The Cathedral of Christ the Savior (picture below). It has an amazing story that Tanya shared. When Bonaparte fled Moscow in defeat in the early 1800s, Alexander decided to build a Cathedral to honor Christ as their Savior, saving them from defeat. It took 20 years to build originally and stood tall until 1931 when Stalin ordered it demolished by dynamite. Thankfully in 1990, they decided to rebuild it in its original glory. Construction started in 1994 and completed in 2000, with complete restoration as it stood originally. A beautiful and very symbolic building for a beautiful city.
Tomorrow, we are off to the notary to sign some papers for my court date and then off to the babyhome to see Miss Audrey before I leave for 6 weeks or so. Is the trip really drawing to a close already? I will be so happy to be home and to hug sweet monkey Clare but so sad to leave Audrey.
|St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square as taken from our car passing by...|
|The American Embassy as taken from our car, passing by|
|The amazing Cathedral of Christ the Savior - not in the car this time! :)|